Dubai’s EMAAR Construction to Develop New Beijing Daxing International Airport for $11 Billion
One of the most awaited openings of 2019 is China’s enormous new airport, Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX). Much has been written and talked about the gigantic airport. From speculation about Beijing new airport opening date to Dubai’s EMAAR Construction signing an $11 bln project to develop the Beijing Daxing International Airport. airssist today tells you all the interesting details about Beijing new airport.
Expected Beijing new airport opening date
The construction of Beijing Daxing Airport is complete. The new airport is expected to open by September this year. After its opening Beijing Daxing International Airport is set become one of the largest airports in the world. And also, one of the busiest airports in the world. (Take a look at what the newly constructed airport looks like ).
The starfish–shaped airport is designed by Zaha Hadid
The billions of dollar worth Beijing Daxing International Airport is designed by the legendary Zaha Hadid along with ADP Ingénierie. The design of the airport resembles a massive shining starfish.
The aquatic design will minimize walking for travelers
The starfish shape design of the airport is not only creative is it highly useful too. The shape of the airport will lessen the distance you have to walk. It will take travelers just eight minutes to reach the farthest gates from the security check, which is just 600 metres. The aquatic shape will also help to accommodate more aircraft. Of course, even with less walking, the airport will have a lot of travelers. But you always have the option of booking Meet and Greet at airssist to make your airport journey smooth and enjoyable.
The largest terminal in the world
The Beijing Daxing Airport’s hexagon-shaped main terminal is spread around 700,000 square meters. This makes it the world’s largest single terminal airport.
Capacity of the new Beijing Airport
Once the construction is completed Beijing Daxing International Airport is expected to cater for around 100 million passengers a year. The airport will have four runways and will be one of the largest airports in the world. By 2040 the airport is expected to have 8 runways, one exclusively for military use. Beijing Daxing Airport will handle 72 million passengers annually by 2025, and 100 million by 2040.
The second international airport in Beijing
Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) will become the second international airport in Beijing. The airport is constructed to help take the pressure off the overcrowded Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) . Beijing Capital International Airport is considered one of the busiest airports in the world. Beijing has always been an important aviation hub. Even with two airports, the passenger traffic is expected to be high at both the airports. You already are booking Meet and Greet at Beijing Capital Airport . The good news is once Beijing Daxing opens you can book airport concierge services at airssist for the new airport too.
EMAAR Construction to Develop the Airport
EMAAR construction of Dubai, famous for buildings like Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall has signed a Dh40.5bn deal to develop the airport . The agreement was signed during a state visit by UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed to China. 10% of the Beijing Daxing International Airport will be developed by Emaar Properties. This will include residential and leisure facilities in the Aero-Economic Area of the new Beijing airport.
Location of the airport
Beijing Daxing International Airport is located 46 km south of Tiananmen square. The new airport is situated on the border of Langfang and Beijing, in Hebei Province.